Graydon Krapohl for Ann Arbor City Council
I am running for City Council to represent Ann Arbor’s 4th Ward because I am passionate about Ann Arbor and want to have an active role in representing the residents of my ward and in shaping Ann Arbor’s future.
As the city moves forward, it is imperative that we look for new ways of thinking about the issues and problems we face. We need to reframe the questions we ask in order to develop the policies and programs needed to move forward. Only by doing this can we meet the challenges of today while also creating an environment for success in the future. It is critical to ensure the decisions made today are proactive and create the conditions needed to strengthen the city for continued prosperity while preserving the unique character that is Ann Arbor.
My decision to run for re-election is heartfelt and important to me. I was born in Ann Arbor, raised here as a young child, and graduated from the University of Michigan. I always knew this is where I wanted to return to raise my family. Ann Arbor is an extraordinary city to live and work and I appreciate our wonderful neighborhoods, schools, parks, downtown, and above all, the welcoming community that embodies the “Ann Arbor” way of life.
I have always believed in involvement in our local government is essential. The daily decisions made and actions taken at the local level directly impact the quality of our everyday lives. On council I am pragmatic and an independent voice that looks to build consensus whenever possible. I also recognize that I was elected to make difficult decisions and that sometimes consensus is not always possible. I keep an open mind when considering issues and take into account all viewpoints. With your help, we can continue to make a difference together in shaping the future of our city.
I believe Ann Arbor is headed in the right direction and I want to continue moving our city forward and have the dedication, commitment and motivation to get us there. Thank you for taking the time to visiting my website. I look forward to working for you.